Global energy drink maker Red Bull has added another success event to its resume of extreme sports involvements. Last Saturday, close to 250 downhill and free-ride enthusiasts from all over the world gathered at the Singapore Sports Hub for the Red Bull Dark Knights to vye for the local downhill championship title.
Examination about whether new rules were respected during a recent incident last week.
Quota of athletes also allocated to each of the 38 NOCs
Two months ago, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced that developers have to take into consideration the needs of pedestrians and cyclists before developing new infrastructures as part of the government’s move towards a “car-lite, people-friendly” city. In a recent press release, the URA announced that developers will be given incentives to provide facilities such as bicycle parking lots in newly-built infrastructures to complement the government’s plan to encourage more people to cycle.
Very soon, secondary school students will have another subject to grapple with. The new programme, which is known as the Safe Cycling Programme, will be taking the participants out of their classroom to educate them on the basics of safe cycling in them. Bicycling handling skills, riding etiquette and understanding road and off-road signs are some of the lessons that will be inculcated in the riders.
A mountain-biking race that took place last Saturday in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, had claimed the life of a Singaporean cyclist. Mr Al-Rashid Jamalludin was taking part in the MegaRide MTB Special Edition 2016 race when he collapsed.
There is a saying, "You will always remember your first love!". Well this phrase holds true for me and my bicycles as well, as I can still clearly remember my first bike, a BMX made with crash proof steel and could take a good beating and some very big crashes without so much as a single dent in the frame. A few years later, I progressed to an aluminium mountain bike, then to an aluminium road bike which was my 'fastest' bike at that point in time, I'd never thought that I could reach 40+ km/h just from the strength of my own legs. It was only years later after I had worked for a few years and had saved up enough cash to pamper my hobbi...
The recent selection trials for the Singapore cycling team had spun off a new national hopeful! Lance Tan, a familiar face in decathlon races, had emerged himself as a strong contender from the pool of 145 candidates. During the six-second peak power test on the Wattbike, Lance registered a high of 1,700 Watts. The average reading posted by adult male cyclist is 1,500 Watts.